OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Printer Drivers - Determine Their Version Number?

Mar 17, 2012

I have two printers hooked up.  An Epson Stylus Photo Pro 3800 and HP 5440 Deskjet.  I want to determine what the version # is for my active drivers, but can't figure out how to.  Also, where can I find the drivers in my hard drive and what would be the format of their file names? 

OS X ver 10.6.8
MacPro Quad Core Zeon 2.66

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Back in the late 80s, Apple began bundling PPD files for various PostScript printers with its System Software. The files identified features specific to each model, making it simple for users to take full advantage of each model. However, as the consumer market for printers expanded, expensive PostScript licensing was left behind for simpler and cheaper alternatives that relied on custom driver software unique to each printer manufacturer.

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